There are few directors alive today who’ve had as such a remarkable career as Brian De Palma, and yet the legendary director has struggled to get recent projects off the ground. De Palma returns with his first movie since the underrated 2013 psychosexual drama Passion with Domino, a paranoid thriller set in Denmark starring Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Saban Films will be releasing Domino in select theaters and VOD on May 31, 2019.
To be clear, I don’t care that the trailer and poster for Domino are generic as hell, nor do I care that the poster features one of the most comically awful taglines in recent memory: “Murder can lead to deadlier crimes.” What I do care about that Domino is the latest film from a master filmmaker in Brian De Palma, and I’m left hoping that the finished film resembles the director’s vision and wasn’t chopped to bits behind his back. In interviews, De Palma has been candid about the difficult production and post-production of the film.
Co-starring with Coster-Waldau in Domino is an international cast featuring Carice Van Houten, Eriq Ebouaney, Søren Malling, Paprika Steen, and Guy Pearce. De Palma doesn’t need a roster of A-list stars to craft cutthroat tension in a paranoid European thriller — look no further than the previously mentioned Passion or 2002’s Femme Fatale.
We’ll see if Domino reflects the vision of its director when Saban Films releases the film on VOD and in select theaters on May 31, 2019.
The official synopsis for Domino:
In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, Copenhagen police officer, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), seeks justice for his partner’s murder by an ISIS member named Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. Soon Christian is racing against the clock – not only seeking revenge, but to save his own life.